Browsing Byzantine Coinage of Nicephorus I & Stauracius



802-811 AD. Nicephorus helped to remedy the deplorable condition of the state by introducing a number of financial and political reforms. He was killed in battle against Krum of the Bulgars, becoming the first emperor to fall in battle against barbarians since Valens in 378 AD.
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SB 1604
Nicephorus I and Stauracius. 802-811 AD. AV Solidus. NICIFOROS bASILE', crowned bust facing with short beard, wearing chlamys, holding cross potent and akakia / STAVRACIS dESPO' followed by E, X, or Q, crowned bust facing with short beard, wearing chlamys, holding cross on globe and akakia. DO 2; SB 1604. Text

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SB 1606
Nicephorus I. 802-811. AE Follis. Constantinople. NICOFOR' BAS', crowned bust facing with short beard, wearing chlamys, holding cross potent and akakia / Large M, XXX to left, cross above, NNN to right, A below. SB 1606, DOC 4. TextImage

SB 1607
Nicephorus I. 802-811. AE Follis. Constantinople. no legend, crowned busts facing of Nicephorus with short beard, on left and Stauracus, unbearded, on right, each wearing chlamys, cross between their heads / large M, XXX to left, cross above, NNN to right, A below. SB 1607, DOC 5. TextImage

SB 1609
Nicephorus I, with Stauracius. (802-811 AD). AV Semissis. Syracuse mint. Struck 803-811 AD. 1.07g. NICI FOROS b', crowned facing bust of Nicephorus, holding cross on globe and akakia / S CIS dESP', crowned facing bust of Stauracius, holding cross potent on globe and akakia. DOC III 7; Spahr 346-348; SB 1609.TextImage

SB 1610v
Nicephorus I, with Stauracius. 802-811. AV Tremissis, Syracuse mint. [NICI] FOROS I, crowned, facing bust of Nicephorus, wearing chlamys, holding cross on globe / STAVRACI, crowned facing bust of Stauracius, holding cross potent and akakia. DOC 8 var. (legends); SB 1610 var. (ditto). TextImage

SB 1611
Nicephorus I, with Stauracius. 802-811. AE Follis, Syracuse mint. N to left, IKH to right, crowned, facing bust of Nicephorus, with short beard, wearing loros, holding cross potent / STAVRA, crowned, facing bust of Stauracius, with short beard, wearing chlamys, holding cross on globe. SB 1611, DOC 9. TextImage

SB 1612
Nicephorus I with Stauracius. 802-811. AE Follis, Syracuse mint. N to left, IKH downwards to right, crowned, facing bust of Nicephorus, with short beard, wearing loros, holding cross potent / C to left, TAV downwards to right, crowned, facing bust of Stauracius, with short beard, wearing chlamys, holding cross on globe. SB 1612, DOC 10. TextImage
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